Emma Arizza

Emma Arizza

Key Facts


Emma has recently won the Musicians’ Company Award 2019 and she has been entitled to become a Yeoman of the Company and to join a Young Artist Program for the duration of five years.

Born in Como, Emma regularly performs across Italy and the UK as a soloist and in different ensembles. She is currently based in London and has recently graduated from the Royal College of Music with distinction. Emma has been awarded a full scholarship for Master studies at the prestigious Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance. From her debut in Romania at the age of 16 with the Orchestra of Bacau in Sibelius Concerto for violin and orchestra, Emma’s performances have taken her all around Europe, from France to Switzerland to Spain, Russia, Romania, Greece, UK and the Netherlands.

She has attended masterclasses with the likes of Sergej Krylov, Zakhar Bron- in Sommer Academie Salzburg Mozarteum- and Tchaikovsky Trio, and performing in prestigious concert halls, including the Estense Hall in Varese, Ateneu hall in Bacau, as soloist with the Philarmonic Orchestra Mihail Jora, and Rachmaninov Hall of Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory, Sale Apollinee at La Fenice Theatre in Venice, Palazzo Pitti in Florence, Teatro Sociale in Como, Zandonai Theatre in Rovereto, Auditorium Gaber and Sala Verdi in Milan, St. James Piccadilly, Russian Cultural Centre, amongst many other venues in London.

Emma has won numerous national and international competitions in Italy, as a soloist and in chamber ensembles, including one of the highest Italian prizes, the Rassegna Castrocaro Classica. At this competition she was also awarded the audience prize. She was awarded in other important competitions as Biennial Violin Competition Vittorio Veneto (Special Prize for talent and excellence); European Moncalieri Competition-Violin and Orchestra; Barlassina International Youngs Talent Competition; F.Pavia National Competition; National Giussano Competition; Bellagio and Como Lake Festival International Competition. She also was awarded as the best graduate in Como, Franz Terraneo Prize.

She was artist in residence for the Fondazione La Società dei Concerti di Milano for the season 2018/2019, with also various performances for the Associazione Musica con le Ali.

Emma plays on a precious F. Guadagnini violin.


Musicians’ Company Award: Musicians’ Company Award 2019

Photograph: Alessandra Frausin

Page Updated: Nov 2019